Legendary turntablist Grandmaster Flash for Limerick’s Library

Hip hop royalty: top DJ Grandmaster Flash
HERE’S a coup for the lads down at The Library on Cornmarket Row - securing the services of pioneering American DJ and hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash for a gig this August.

HERE’S a coup for the lads down at The Library on Cornmarket Row - securing the services of pioneering American DJ and hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash for a gig this August.

Flash - real name Joseph Saddler - a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with the influential hip hop group the Furious Five, will perform in the superbly appointed venue on Friday, August 9.

The DJ is particularly renowned for developing the use of two turntables and pioneering cutting and mixing in music, removing the need for a break in the music, revolutionising the industry.

He also perfected the art of scratching and went on to have particular success with the Furious Five, who led the way in MCing and freestyle battles over the course of their short career - disbanding in 1988.

Flash, who played at the 1998 Super Bowl and the closing ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, is undoubtedly a major booking for the city venue run by Paul O’Brien and Paudie McMahon, which is growing its reputation all the time.

Support on the night will come from Dara Flynn, with others to be announced in the coming week.

Tickets are €16.90 and available from the bar itself or from www.tickets.ie.